Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Struggling

This week my runs have been really hard to get through. Yesterday I did my 5k for the Not Over the Hill Virtual 5k. I picked my driveway to be the hill. I ran at 2pm and it was trying to rain but didn't until about 30mins after I finished. I had to wait till 2pm because my stomach was very mad and I was visiting the potty every twenty minutes. Reason two why I didn't stray too far from home for my run. I did an out to the end of a near by road and back twice to run the hill twice. Here are some Hill pics for ya.My driveway is about .21 of a mile long and has different stages of up. I don't always run up it when I finish runs. But I try to do it as often as I can.

I was VERY sweaty once I finished.
I used this as a recovery run so I didn't push the pace too hard.

Today I was going to try to do 5-6miles. I woke up to MORE RAIN. So I went to work and decided to see how it was at noon when I finished work. Well at noon it was cloudy, a little windy and just barely raining. So I changed and headed out. Well .5mile into it the clouds disappeared and the wind was gone too. UGH! It got hot so fast. I was really wishing I didn't have a tshirt on but a tanktop. I ended up with a 9:26 pace for 3.6miles and had to walk a few times. I also found a great mountain to run up. I had to walk a block run a block method. I guess a subway sub and hour and half prior to a run is not good either! I felt heavy the whole run.

Hoping tomorrow is better...I will not be sleeping in this time. 5:30am here I come!!

5 comments:

Carrie said...

Thanks for playing and doing my Virtual Race. I hope your tummy is feeling better.

Christina @ The Athletarian said...

Ah the rain seems to be everywhere! Good runs nonetheless

fancy nancy said...

I hope today's run goes well!!!

Julia said...

great job on the hills!! and also great pace on the run despite the heat! hope you are feeling better!

Running Moose said...

Nice job on your V5K! I hate it when potty issues ruin a run...thankfully I live in an area with outhouses by one room school houses...